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Ventum is the Official Bike Sponsor of the 2017 IRONMAN World Championship in Kona.

No downtube. No seatstays. No competition. We create the ultimate triathlon racing bicycles using technology from fighter jets and Formula One race cars. Ventum Z The Ventum Z uses the same patented frame design as the Ventum One with an integrated 1.4 liter water bottle. The Ventum frame is paired with a 3T fork and […]

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How important is the kicking in triathlon?

Text/Author :Giannis Psarelis  There is a wrong impression that has been spread all over the triathlon world that triathletes don’t need to kick as they have to save the legs for later into racing and that they don’t need to precise kicking in training. It’s also assumed that triathletes have excellent kicking as they have […]

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Gender Physiological differences in Triathlon

 Author/ Text: Giannis Psarelis  Triathlon New Zeeland Level 3 Accredited Coach There are many obvious and well know physiological differences.  “There are some basic physiological, nutrition and medical gender differences that coaches must consider when training females. Female athletes approach training and racing with different mental skills as well.” (USA Triathlon Guide, page31) We mention some […]

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Coaching Female athletes

Text/ Author :Giannis Psarelis When I have started to coach in a full time basis I was very worried about my coaching ability to coach female athletes. I was worried whether I would be able to understand their special needs, whether I could have the patience to cover their psychological needs,…  Prior to my professional […]

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Laura Bennett has announced her retirement from Triathlon

Laura Bennett through her account on Facebook has announced her retirement from Triathlon: “I would like to send out a huge thank you to all those who I was blessed to have a part of my journey in my passion & career in sport. To my family, sponsors, sports physicians, friends, race directors, federations, race […]

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Greg Bennet has announced his retirement from Triathlon as an athlete.

Greg Bennet through his facebook account has announced his retirement as an athlete: “To all my friends in the Triathlon world, I want to take this moment to announce that I will be retiring from the sport of Triathlon as an athlete. I get emotional as I write this. Please apologize for the length. My […]

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Triathlon

From wikipedia.org – A triathlon is a multiple-stage competition involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines.[1] While many variations of the sport exist, triathlon, in its most popular form, involves swimming, cycling, and running in immediate succession over various distances. Triathletes compete for fastest overall course completion time, including timed “transitions” between […]

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Diana Riesler: ‘The medal from Gdynia has got a special place at my home’

Diana Riesler: ‘The medal from Gdynia has got a special place at my home’   Diana, you are coming back to Herbalife IRONMAN 70.3 Gdynia to defend your last year’s title. How do you remember that race? Gdynia was a great experience for me. Not only because of winning my first IRONMAN 70.3 title. It […]

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Schinias Olympic Rowing Center : Cycling Course profile

 Introduction After 2004 there are many cycling TT and Triathlon non drafting races that are organized every year at the 2004 Olympic Rowing Center. There is a 5kms asphalt road next to the rowing FOP (Field of Play). We will try to describe briefly the main characteristics of this cycling course:   Windy It’s extremely windy […]

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The Four Generations of Road Cycling Bike Fitting

  Most of the road cyclists are a little bit confused as far as bike fitting is concerned. We have made an effort to describe shortly the history of bike fitting. It’s important to be noticed that some athletes and coaches were – and continue to be- ahead of their times but we describe the […]

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Cycling TT : Change your training attitude for fast improvement.

  I notice many triathletes and road cyclists fail to reach their  Cycling Time Trials goals although they are doing a lot of training. So they become frustrated and disappointed and more than anything they don’t know how to face the situation. I believe that  the following points could change your attitude towards Cycling Time […]

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Personal reflection on the 2014 NYC Marathon

Text : Katerina Alevizaki (Athens Journal.gr – Contributing Author) Personal reflection on the 2014 NYC Marathon   The NYC marathon is a big celebration of the running community and running lovers in general. After all, as the organizers claim, this is “the world’s biggest and most popular marathon.” People from all over the world swarm […]

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James Chronis (GRE)- An Exclusive Interview

  From 26th of August 2014 James Chronis a Greek- Australian talented Triathlete will represent Greece in ITU and other International Triathlon Events. We have asked him prior to answer some questions to introduce himself. My father, Dennis was born to Greek immigrant parents who travelled and settled in Australia in 1955. Both my Grandfather […]

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European Championships, Marathon – Meucci vs Chabowski : A pace analysis

Marathon Runners are masters of pace. Even if you are a fast endurance athlete you can’t win the race  if you don’t have the patience to follow the right pace according to your potential. Marathon pace is simple mathemetics and whoever tries to risk it’s 100% that he/she fail. It’s vey interesting to compare the […]

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Open Water Swimming : Safety checklist

In open water it’s highly recommended : To check the water temperature and if needed to wear wetsuit To check the currents. To check boat trafficking. To avoid swimming while there are thunders. Avoid diving in unknown waters. Always inform a contact person for your activities. Prefer to swim at beaches where there is lifeguard […]

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Road Cycling : Safety

When cycling on public roads it’s good that you never neglect the following : Always wear a helmet Respect the road traffic code/ rules Check the tires and bike before to train Wear bright colors clothing in order to be seen by cars Avoid riding in high speed traffic roads Don’t listen to music   […]

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Triathlon training : The most common mistakes in running.

Triathlon training : The most common mistakes in running.

Text : Giannis Psarelis – Athens Triathlon Team Head Coach & Triathlon World Editor (Email : info@triathlonworld.gr/ Mobile : +306937170260)   The most common mistakes that triathletes are doing as far as running are concerned are the following: They don’t choose the correct running shoes for their running style and their feet as well. They […]

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Triathlon Training : The most common mistakes in cycling training.

Triathlon Training : The most common mistakes in cycling training.

Text :Giannis Psarelis – Athens Triathlon Team Head Coach & Triathlon World Editor (Email : info@triathlonworld.gr/ Mobile : +306937170260)   The most common mistakes that triathletes are doing in terms of Cycling training are the following: They don’t choose the correct bike and generally speaking they choose the wrong equipment, e.g. saddle, shoes, … Their […]

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The Wind of Change : How to become a better Triathlete…

The Wind of Change : How to become a better Triathlete…

Text : Giannis Psarelis – Athens Triathlon Team Head Coach & Triathlon World Editor (Email : info@triathlonworld.gr/ Mobile : +306937170260) In order to become a better triathlete as to improve in any aspect in our lives we should have the will to do so. The Roman emperor Markus Avrilius has said that to listen to […]

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Smart Sport : Swimming fast…the right mentality.

Smart Sport : Swimming fast…the right mentality.

Text : Giannis Psarelis _Athens Triathlon Team Head Coach and TriathlonWorld editor If you want not to improve in your swimming then you should do  the following: Swim  continually. Get in the swimming pool and just swim. Approach your swim training the same way you approach your cycling and running training Train in swimming pool […]

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Helle Frederiksen : An exclusive interview

Helle Frederiksen : An exclusive interview

Helle was born in Holstebro, Denmark in 1981. She was involved with sports at the age of 5 which was swimming. At the age of 12 she came on the national team in swimming. She was on the national team in 7 years before she stopped my career in swimming. It took her 6 years […]

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Triathlon Lifestyle : Katerina Alevizaki

Triathlon World : Where are you living: Katerina Alevizaki : I have been living in New York for the past 15 years now. Nevertheless, I was born and raised in Athens, Greece and consider myself Greek and i am lucky enough to be able to spend two months every summer in Greece.   Triathlon World […]

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T4H (Tri- ing for Humanity)- Terry Lampropoulos : An exclusive interview.

Tri-ing for Humanity (T4H) is a simple group whose ultimate mission is to raise funds for as many charities as possible.  Every year this small group will choose one charity and raise as much money as possible for them.  In 2012 the charity of choice was the SickKids Foundation and in 2013 the charity will be […]

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Helle Frederksen :Ironman 70.3 San Juan – Why did I win?

I have to say last weekends result surprised me a little, not so much that I actually won more so the way in which I won. I think it surprised a lot of people. I would be wrong to say I didn’t think I could win San Juan; I did, although the thought was a […]

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Learn from the Best

Triathlon Training Clinic Sunday, 31st of March (9:30 at Anima Club in Saronida)   Entry Fee Until March 20 – 25 Euros 21  to 30 March 2013– 30 Euros 31st of March – 35 Euros   Way of payment Peiraus Bank (http://www.piraeusbank.gr/), Account Number: 5063 058448 869 & IBAN: GR90 0172 0630 0050 6305 8448 […]

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Michelle Dillon (Australia &UK) : Exclusive Interview.

Michelle was first involved with sport at a young age when she discovered her love for running at primary school only 11 years old. She would race the other students both boys and girls and beat them all in track and cross country running events. She continued to race all distances from 800, through to […]

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Lucas Verzbicas (USA) – The next big thing : An exclusive interview.

Lucas Verzbicas (USA) : The Next Big Thing in Triathlon Introduction Lucas was born on  January 6, 1993, in Kaunas, Lithuania. He moved to the US with his mother and stepfather at age nine. The family lived in Orland Park, Illinois where Verzbicas attended Carl Sandburg High School, graduating in May 2011. Lucas  graduated at […]

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Three Multisport Standouts Named to USA Triathlon Hall of Fame

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Top age-grouper Missy LeStrange, groundbreaking paratriathlete Jim MacLaren and the iconic Julie Moss comprise the fifth induction class of the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame, the multisport National Governing Body announced today. The three inductees will be honored at a banquet Thursday, April 18 at the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego […]

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Jordan Rapp : 2012 Long distance World Champion on an exclusive interview

At the 6th issue of our digital magazine (greek edition) and second of the english edition we have the honour to present  an exclusive interview from the athlete who “almost died” and only one year after he has many chances to win the World Ironman Championships in  Hawaii, altough this year Kona it’s not one […]

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Emma Jackson : Next Olympic and World Champion on an exclusive interview

Triathlon experts all around the world agree that Emma Jackson will be next Olympic and World Champion. The question is when?  In case that the Australian coaches/ selectors include her at 2012 Olympic Team then we consider her -next year she is expected to be further improved-  as the biggest favorite for the gold medal. […]

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Kate Allen : An exclusive interview

1.      Your win at the Athens Olympic Games was a huge surprise for most of triathlon journalists. Do you think that the hilly course at the bike section was the critical factor in order to beat all the favorites or at this level anyone can win ?  Do you think that you could win even […]

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Triathlon Best Coaches Special : Dave Williams

We continue the presentation of the best endurance coaches by presenting Dave Williams. Dave Williams is the coach of Loukia Lili, who lives and trains in the USA. We feel very honoured that a very talented and experienced coach like Mr. Williams gives an exclusive interview to our triathlon digital magazine. Dave Williams has served […]

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Best Coaches Special : Joel Filliol

Joel Filliol is one of triathlon’s most experienced and successful professional coaches. He has been involved in endurance sport since 1989 both as an athlete and coach. As an athlete Joel has competed in over 100 triathlon and multisport events and represented Canada at World Championships in Triathlon and Duathlon. As a coach he has […]

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Sweden and Australia shine in Stockholm

Lausanne (SUI), October 17 – Swimmers from Sweden and Australia dominated the second leg of the FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cup, held in Stockholm (SWE) on October 15-16, by getting nine and seven gold medals, respectively. In the home team, the 2010 overall winner Therese Alshammar, won three races (50m free, 50m and 100m butterfly), while […]

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